Accommodation Around Pere Lachaise Cemetery, 20th Arrondissement

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Long one of Paris’ best-kept secrets, the 20th arrondissement has gained a glowing reputation in recent years for its offbeat arts scene and bohemian cafés. Though best known as the home of the Pere Lachaise Cemetery and the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Menilmontant, the most exciting aspect of this arrondissement is probably its nightlife. With streets lined with everything from lively hole-in-the-wall bars to pulsating punk rock clubs, this neighborhood buzzes with an exhilarating variety of music and a delightfully infectious energy.

Hotels in the 20th arrondissement

In recent years, the 20th arrondissement has seen chic new establishments opening in its traditional stately buildings, and this blend of history and modernity is now reflected in the accommodation on offer here. Those looking for a hotel around Pere Lachaise with an interesting past should check out the 3-star Hotel Paris Gambetta, a quirky hotel featured in a number of movies. For larger groups, family apartments near Pere Lachaise, like the spacious Aparthotel Adagio Access Philippe Auguste, offering private apartments with kitchenettes, are a good option. And travelers on a budget will enjoy the range of discount hostels near Menilmontant, such as The Loft Boutique Hostel & Hotel, which has affordable rooms in a bright, modern environment.

Things to see in the 20th arrondissement

Near your 20th arrondissement hotel is one of Paris’ most famous attractions, and perhaps the most visited cemetery in Europe—Pere Lachaise. Lovers of music, literature, and the arts flock here to see the final resting place of Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust, Frédéric Chopin, Jim Morrison, and many more. It is a hauntingly beautiful graveyard, with elegant, ancient tombs, and it’s free to visit. The 20th arrondissement also takes in the historic Belleville neighborhood, home to artists, students, and diverse ethnic communities. The graffiti artwork on Rue Dénoyez proudly reflects the neighborhood’s edgy vibe, and the open-air Belleville market is a must for foodies. Also make sure to visit Parc de Belleville, the highest park in Paris, which features a terrace with stunning panoramic views of the city. Ping-pong tables, a kids’ wooden playground, and an open-air theater are among its other attractions.

Good for partiers and music lovers

The diverse nightlife in the 20th arrondissement is unlike any other and is fast becoming the envy of Paris’ more fashionable neighborhoods. You’ll find old train stations converted into nightclubs, concerts in squat buildings, and underground venues that stay open till the early hours. Your best bet is to simply bar-hop from place to place to encounter music from the world over. Jazz is particularly popular, but punk, reggae, and African music, among many other genres, can also form the soundtrack to a heady night of partying in the 20th.

How to get to the 20th arrondissement

You can get to Paris by train from Europe’s major cities, or fly into Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports. From either airport, taxis are the most direct option, but you can also use shuttle buses or the RER train to connect with the metro and head to the 20th arrondissement. With over a dozen metro stations in the district, you’ll have no issue getting around. The area is also served by a bus line that connects to the Bastille and central Paris. For shorter distances, you can walk or bike around the 20th arrondissement; the lively streets are sure to keep you entertained.